Spring Busyness

This Spring has been quite busy (Spring usually seems to be a busy time of the year, doesn’t it?). Skye and I bought some dairy heifer calves back in March; they were very new (day-old) when we got them, and required some care – especially when they got scours (the runs), and had to be tube-fed electrolytes. That was interesting, but a good learning experience. Now they are about 11 weeks old, weaned, and doing well. Yay!

Around that time we enjoyed hosting some friends from the Northwest here. It was such a blessing to be able to fellowship with them. 🙂

Dad and Mom bought some cherry trees, twenty-two of which we planted in our orchard – along with some other fruit trees.

Lately, we’ve been working on continuing projects – for instance, fencing – and other undertakings, like gardening and incubating some guinea eggs.



North Korea Night


Korean Cuisine




Celebrating Skye’s 18th birthday



And Daddy’s birthday too!



The squash and corn garden


The light bugs have come out! – (sorry the picture is blurry, Heather and I had quite a time trying to get a picture:-)


A poppy


Skye’s heifer, Fern, is in the front; Rosalia, my heifer, is the other one with a white spot on her head.


Some of Mom’s pretty flowers


Yarrow flowers in the pasture




Ozark jungle


A cute little pepper on Mama’s little pepper plant!


The orchard


Baby peaches growing




Heather’s geese. Their names are ‘Cessna’, ‘Kodiak’, and (temporarily) ‘Clover’ 🙂


Walnut tree behind Grandma’s cottage


Ruby helping Skye make bread


The LORD bless you, friends!


Exciting News: We are expecting another baby brother or sister this fall! Praise the Lord for new life!


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.



4 thoughts on “Spring Busyness

  1. Your homestead looks lovely and inviting! The photos make me think of class we took with Greg Hahner together, and you learned well! The heifers are so cute! But best of all is to see you all growing up! Happy Birthday to Skye and Russel!


    • And a new baby on the way!!!! Hurray!!! It is the first I have heard of it. Apparently, Isaiah knew, and Mark knew… so Caleb probably knew too! Boys!! I am excited for you all!


  2. Was wondering what you all have been up to! It’s always lovely to see you all. We would love to have a Kenyan night with you, Lord willing! Although I must say I’m looking forward to some American food lol Love to all! Kim


  3. It is so sweet to hear about what you all have been doing this spring! Thank you for sharing, Lily! The photography is very beautiful! God is so good! Love, Alida


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